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Live footage of the Rolling Stones in 1964...Burst alert.


Well-known member
Aug 30, 2002
Have you ever heard of the T.A.M.I. Show that took place in Santa Monica in 1964?

This was a pretty amazing show featuring gobs of different talent, from The Barbarians to Chuck Berry, from the Supremes to Gerry and the Pacemakers, from James Brown, to the Beach Boys. Many others too, including Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Billy J Kramer, Leslie Gore, and the original Rolling Stones! And the whole damn thing was filmed live with pretty good sound and halfway decent video. (BTW, watch around 12:20 and you'll see a young, very clean-looking, Shindig-era Leon Russell backing up Gerry and the Pacemakers!) It's like a great big time capsule. Oh...and let's not forget--like you have a choice--the screaming, lol.

But anyway, the Rolling Stones enter the stage and Keith is toting a big, beautiful, Bigsby-equipped 'Burst, which is just a handful of years old at this point, presumably. Plugged into a big, black, brand-new Fender amp.

James Brown's performance is just insane too. Man, his band was sooooo ***king tight! Boy does Mick ever look ridiculous after watching the real deal, James Brown!

Lots of cool gear. Some beautiful Fender amps and Fender and Gibson guitars (some spiffy looking Gretsch Corvettes too). BTW, earlier in the clip, you'll note Smokey's guitar player using a big-ass Valco-made Gretsch, perhaps a 1659 or some model like that.


Well-known member
Apr 6, 2005
First, the camera centered on that California Blonde grooving must also be noted. :cool:

FWIW: This particular show was the basis for a scene in the 2014 James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' which was produced by Mick, and cast some young nondescript Stones in the film.

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